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Malaysia to launch "corrider" for newable energy

| February 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Remember Malaysia’s multimedia corridor during the dotcom era? Well now the Malaysian government is taking the concept into the renewable energy space with the announcement of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy. The Malaysian Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, announced in February that the government will spend an initial 5 billion ringgit (about US$1.5 billion) […]

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From information revolution to energy revolution

| February 19, 2008 | 4 Comments

Comment by Tony Chan In preparation for an upcoming report on the impact of rising energy prices on the telecommunications industry, I could not help but notice the similarities between the two markets albeit inside a kind of time warp. When I first started to report on the telecommunications industry in Hong Kong, it was […]

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Energy crisis buckling South African telecoms services

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Severe power shortages in South Africa are threatening to disrupt telecommunications services in the country. Africa’s biggest economy is currently in a nationwide emergency as demand for electricity has outstripped supply and generation capacity. The country’s power utility, Eskom has had to implement load shedding measures that have resulted in widespread blackouts – even on […]

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Intel buys 1.3 billion kWh of renewable energy

Intel buys 1.3 billion kWh of renewable energy

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

The world’s biggest maker of computer chips, Intel, announced that it is now top of the latest Green Power Partnership Top 25 list of Fortune 500 companies compiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), making it a major supporter for the renewable energy sector. Under a deal with Sterling Planet, Intel will purchase more […]

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Ericsson taps auction platform for energy buy

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Telecoms equipment maker, Ericsson, turned to World Energy Exchange to purchase 18 million kilowatt hours of electricity via an online reverse auction platform. The platform allowed Ericsson to specify the nature of electricity it wants to buy, in this case – 25% from renewable energy sources and gave the chance to power companies to bid […]

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U.S. tech adoption led to dramatic improvements in energy efficient and productivity – ACEEE report

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

A new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has identified a direct correlation between use of technology and the energy required for economy productivity. The ACEEE study, commissioned by the Technology CEO Council (TCC), found that it takes less than half the energy to produce a dollar of economic output […]

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Environment to gain importance in IT purchasing – Gartner

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

As part of its 10 key predictions for IT organizations and users in 2008 and beyond, Gartner says that the environmental impact of IT systems will become an increasingly important purchasing criterion for large corporations. Gartner predicts that by 2009, “more than one third of IT organizations will have one or more environmental criteria in […]

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IBM to build green data centre for Indonesia’s Kalbe

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

Indonesia pharmaceutical and health company, Kalbe, has tapped IBM for a major data centre consolidation project as well as the implementation of green technologies into new facilities to meet the company’s growing technology requirements and cost saving objectives. The project has the explicit goal of reducing energy consumption as well as reducing information technology maintenance […]

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Huawei joins green movement with base station solution

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

China’s Huawei Technologies has launched a new solution that promises to reduce base station power consumption by 60%. Huawei’s Green Site Solution uses optimized hardware design, an innovative power amplifier and power consumption management, to help operators realize a high level of power saving. The solution adopts leading power amplifier technologies, including DPD and A-Doherty, […]

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BetterWorld Telecom claims carbon neutral certification

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

BetterWorld Telecom, a new full-service voice and data telecommunications services carrier based in Reston, Virginia, has received Zerofootprint’s certification as the first telecom provider in North America to achieve carbon-neutral status. Zerofootprint, based in Toronto, Canada, is an organization that provides information, products and services to people and businesses working to reduce their environmental impact. […]

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